Cauliflower dahl

Dahl is a healing food, not just for your body but also for your emotions. It is easy on your tummy when you are having an emotional time or feeling anxious. It is also a recipe that lends itself to batch cooking / freezing - make a whole batch, eat one portion and freeze the rest!

This recipe makes 4 portions

3 onions finely chopped

1 garlic clove finely chopped

2 cups red lentils

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

5 cups water

2 teaspoons stock

1 large cauliflower cut into small florets

Juice of 1 lemon

2 teaspoon coriander seeds

Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onions, fry on a medium heat until translucent

Add the garlic, fry for another 5 minutes

Add the lentils, spices, water, stock and cauliflower

Bring to the boil, lower the heat, simmer for around 20 minutes, until the cauliflower is very soft

Add lemon juice, coriander leaf and salt to taste

Toast the coriander seeds in a dry frying pan on a medium heat till they are fragrant and darkened

Grind the seeds in a pestle and mortar, scatter over the dahl